James of Kwartzlab
At World's Maker Faire in NYC, I took a few minutes to interview the hackerspace members around our SpaceCamp area. Some were there to participate with SpaceCamp, some were at their own booths showcasing works, some were there to be on the other side of the table.
Who are you and what are you doing here?
I was a founding member and I thought I should have a say in the direction it was heading. Take some responsibility, eat our own dog food. We needed one because there was no hackerspace in my area. (Is that important?) It's the hierarchy of need - food, shelter, clothing, hackerspace.
Favorite part of Maker Faire?
All of it. The makers. They are the ones always bringing something new. Even the repeat attendees bring new things.
12 hour bus ride home. Kwartzlab just did a pitch for Awesome Foundation for Hacky Halloween. Have a public space, invite public in to solder a kit I'm designing. The kit will flicker LEDs like a candle. Attendees will also bring a pumpkin to carve to put the LED in. Later, we'll invite them back to Kwartzlab to learn to hack the kit. We'll do all this the weekend before Halloween.